Years of Crisis R.DeMedio

Timeline created by RobbieDeMedio
  • Mussolini becomes Italian Prime Minister

    Mussolini becomes Italian Prime Minister
    The Fascists of Italy take control appointing Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister. I find this important to the beginning of World War 2 because Mussolini was a Fascists leader which lead him to side with Hitler. Hitler and Mussolini became very good friends later during WW2.
  • Vladimir Lenin dies.

    Vladimir Lenin dies.
    Lenin dies paving the way for Stalin to takeover as leader of the Soviet Union (USSR).
  • Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf
    Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" is published. I find this event important to World War 2 because Mein Kampf influences many people to believe what Hitler thought and may have been the reason Hitler rose to such power.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The Great Depression starts in the US and spreads worldwide.
  • Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany
    German president Hindenberg appoints Hitler Chancellor ousting Von Scleichler.
  • The Enabling Act

    The Enabling Act
    The Enabling Act of 1933 approved by the German government gave Hitler unlimited power. This allowed him to become dictator of Germany. I find this event important to World War 2 because it allowed Hitler to Become the powerful dictator that he was.
  • Night of the Long Knives

    Night of the Long Knives
    Night of the Long Knives or Operation Hummingbird was a string of political murders orchestrated by Hitler to prevent an uprising. I find this important to the beginning of World War 2 because did not have those politicians killed there may have been an uprising and Hitler may have been overthrown.
  • The Anglo-German Naval Agreement

    The Anglo-German Naval Agreement
    The German Reich and the United Kingdom reach an agreement regulating the size of their respective navies. This is known as the Anglo-German Naval Agreement (AGNA). Disagreements ensued which later lead Hitler to denounced the agreement.
  • The Axis Powers

    The Axis Powers
    Italy, Japan, and Germany signed the Tripartite Pact forming the Axis Powers of Axis Alliance. I find this important to the beginning of World War 2 because Germany would not have been as powerful if Italy and Japan didn't join forces.
  • Breaking the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact

    Breaking the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact
    The day Hitler denounced the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact. I find this important to the beginning to World War 2 because If Hitler didn't denounce the pact then he would not have invaded Poland and WW2 never would have started.